by Khalid Jafri
Jafri suggests that Anwar's misconduct should be investigated and that Malaysians need a leader of integrity and good character to succeed Mahathir.
Jafri states that according to Khairuddin Abu Hassan, Anwar's cousin, Haji Sulaiman Palestine, Anwar's uncle had left a will before his death that Mahathir should not appoint Anwar as the Prime Minister. Instead Mahathir should appoint either Abdullah Ahmad Badawi or Sanusi Junid if he wants to safeguard the Malays, UMNO and Malaysia. Haji Sulaiman Palestine was a founder of UMNO. He was instrumental in shaping Anwar's political career and was responsible in persuading Anwar to join UMNO.
ANWAR IBRAHIM IS NOT THE GUARDIAN OF VISION 2020
Dr Mahathir should find a new successor after Anwar failed to improve the state's economy for the last five years.
If Anwar remains in power, conflicts will prevail.
Anwar's presence in UMNO is likened to Tun Perak's presence in the Malaccan Sultanate under Sultan Muzaffar Shah. According to history, Tun Perak incited the people to hate Bendahara Seri Nara DiRaja. Through his ploys, he managed to become Bendahara (Prime Minister) replacing Seri Nara DiRaja.
Anwar had not only dropped the Malays' reputation by his immoral activities, in fact, through him Vision 2020 might not be achieved. He seldom talks about Vision 2020 since he became Prime Minister.
Anwar Ibrahim is very vindictive whether towards friends or foes. This never ending vendetta against Sanusi Junid, Rahim Tamby Chik, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and many others has made him unpopular as a leader.
The attitude of opposing has become Anwar's habit since he began to be active in UMNO in 1982. In the same year that he opposed Suhaimi Kamaruddin to wrest the seat of UMNO Youth Head.
3. Divide & Rule
The attitude of divide and rule is Anwar's strategy to remain in power in UMNO and the government. He had the temerity to put UMNO Kedah at loggerheads when he set up a complot to oppose Dr Mahathir's proposal to appoint Sanusi Junid as Kedah Menteri Besar.
He also gave pressure on Rahim Tamby Chik until he was forced to resign as Malacca Menteri Besar.
4. False Oath
Anwar had the guts to swear not to oppose Ghaffar Baba for the post of UMNO Deputy President. It turns out to be a false oath, which is cursed by God.
5. Topple Mahathir
He has sworn to topple Dr Mahathir's leadership in front of the late Haji Sulaiman Palestine for being detained by ISA when Dr Mahathir was Minister of Education.
6. Does Not Practise What He Preaches
Anwar has the habit of not practising what he preaches. If he talks about anti money politics, he is the one who is the head of money politics during the election for the post of UMNO Deputy President in 1993.
7. Father of Corruption
Corruption was highest when he was Minister of Finance, hence people call him Father of corruption.
8. Broken Family
Anwar comes from a broken family. His father Ibrahim Abd Rahman took his maid as his wife causing Anwar's mother Hajah Che Yan to live in stress and become paralysed. Mokhtar, Anwar's brother is a drug addict. The family that was once not so well off became wealthy when Anwar became the Minister for Finance.
9. Eloped With A Young Woman
Anwar has eloped with a young woman to wed her in Thailand. He did not get the approval from Wan Ismail, Azizah's father until Wan Ismail had to take out his pistol to chase him away from entering his house. Eventually Anwar's mother took the initiative to wed Anwar to Azizah in her house in Bukit Mertajam.
This attitude of Anwar has shown how laws, regulations and the Malay and Islamic culture can be disregarded as long as his desires can be fulfilled.
There was a commotion when Anwar's secret of sodomising his driver Azizan was revealed.
This story about Anwar sodomising is not new. It started when he was still a student in MCKK and in Universiti Malaya. Many people want to come forward to reveal Anwar's past life. Just wait.
11. Played With Someone's Wife
The story of how Anwar Ibrahim gets involved in a sex scandal with another man's wife - the wife of his personal secretary Mohamad Azmin Bin Ali, named Madam Shamsidar Taharin had been revealed by Azmin's sister, Ummi Hafilda Binti Ali.
12. Illegal Child
The results of illegal sex with Shamsidar had produced a child named Afifa. Shamsidar is proud of this child because she is the child of a government big shot.
13. Deprave and Unfaithful
Anwar Ibrahim is not only unfaithful towards his wife but also a homosexual, who is cursed by God.
14. Likes To Quarrel
Anwar Ibrahim's name itself connotes that Anwar like to quarrel or make war. An War means a war in English, that is why he likes crises, quarrels, controversies and wars.
15. Hiding Behind the Mask of Religion
When Anwar became the leader of ABIM, Islamic principles were made his basis of struggle to meet his political ambition. When he joined UMNO, all the principles and Islamic struggle were only a mask whereas his actual struggle is the contrary. Anwar became a hypocrite when he led the congregational prayer and read the sermon on Friday prayers while he himself is not clean, and his morality is full of sins. His reading of the Quranic verse on The Disbelievers was wrong. This had been commented by intellectuals themselves. Anwar had always been seen wearing silk when he was leading the prayers.
From the sins that he has committed it shows that he is a transgressor of God's law and he is not blessed to administer the country.
17. Condemning UMNO
When he was the leader of ABIM and a student Anwar was vocal in condemning UMNO and their leaders but after a short while he had to eat his humble pie.
18. Leader without Vision
Actually Anwar is a leader without a vision. His vision is seen as only wanting to become rich through corruption, power seizure through UMNO and homosexuality.
19. Abuse Power
Although Dr Mahathir is still the Prime Minister but in many aspects, Anwar disregard Mahathir's power and promotes his own image. For example, he acts alone in the foreign policies that have been laid down very well by Foreign Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Therefore there was a contradiction between Dr Mahathir and Abdullah's presentation and his. Anwar also used the National Order Bureau (BTN) as his political means.
20. Has Become a US Puppet
Many people were surprised that the US government had welcomed Anwar's arrival in the US as an eminent statesman with 21 gunshots and a red carpet. While Dr Mahathir himself had never been welcomed in such a manner. A similar welcome had been given to Boris Yeltsin, while at that time Gorbachev was the President of the Soviet Union. Soon after that, the Soviet Union broke up and Boris Yeltsin rose as the new President of Russia. Can't the US do the same thing to Malaysia? Anything can happen and the people have many impressions of Anwar when they interpret this extraordinary friendship. Is Anwar an agent of CIA?
Although Anwar as Malaysian Finance Minister failed to preserve the former excellent economic position of the country before he took charge and economic decline and crisis continued, the US evaluation of him is the reverse. Recently he was elected as the Chairman of IMF Development - the US Monetary Institution which gives loans to countries that are suffering from inflation like Indonesia, Thailand South Korea with harsh conditions. Hence, Anwar is indulgent in non-Islamic institutions that practise usury - the kind of trade condemned by God.
In Malaysia Islamic banking may be set up and all bank transactions can be done according to Islamic standard but Anwar cannot set up Islamic banking in IMF.
99% of Anwar's life style is made up of lies. Anwar had once said that ABIM was founded by himself. He says that ABIM comes from his name Anwar Bin Ibrahim. Whereas the persons who set up ABIM were Sanusi Junid with Prof Nawawi Ghazali. Nawawi was the First President while Sanusi was the Deputy President.
Before Anwar left ABIM, he pledged to 'ABIMise' UMNO. Therefore we can see many ABIM members joined UMNO to become Head, Deputy, Vice Head and Exco members of UMNO Division and Branch throughout the country.
24. The Participation of 46 Party
Anwar was not happy with the decision to bring back all members of 46 party led by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, hence he tried to stop Razaleigh from all levels so that the members of 46 party would not get any position in UMNO divisions. As a leader, it is certainly unhealthy to be vindictive whereas the members of 46 have a sincere wish to disband their party and join UMNO again.
25. Toppled People Who Had Contributed to UMNO
Whoever is regarded as strong although they have contributed to UMNO, will find that Anwar would find ways to marginalised them and promote his own men.Among those who became his victim were Ghaffar Baba, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Sanusi Junid, Rahim Tamby Chik, Mohamad Hj Taib, Anuar Musa and Daim Zainuddin himself.
Ghaffar and Dr Mahathir are two pillars of UMNO who together set up UMNO in 1946. If Ghaffar remains as Deputy President of UMNO and the Deputy Prime Minister, it is appropriate after having struggled for a long time in UMNO to fill that posts. But Anwar who had just joined UMNO rose up by discarding people who had contributed a lot to his religion, race and country. Ghaffar felt humiliated by Anwar's disrespectful attitude. This should have been made a lesson to UMNO members. Mutual respect should be observed by all.
If any leader is hypocrite he will expose many of his mistakes until his status is put at a low pedestal. Anwar has this attitude.
The practise that Allah has condemned (homosexuality) has put Anwar's character to the lowest level and he becomes ravenous in all cases.
29. Forgotten His Roots
Anwar since he was made the Minister had forgotten his roots as a champion of Islam. He leads a lifestyle that is contradictory to his former principles of struggle. If possible he wants to remain in power as an autocrat. When he was the Minister of Education, he was once invited to open a National School in Masjid Tanah, Malacca. But unfortunately he said, "do I need to come".
30. Contradicted the Prime Minister
Although Dr Mahathir is still the Prime Minister, Anwar has acted like the Prime Minister. Dr Mahathir's statement on a project or issue, has always been denied by Anwar or he has made contradictory comments.
31. Anwar Controls the Media
Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian and TV3 are under Anwar's command. Once Anwar speaks, he becomes the main news in those media. Although Dr Mahathir gives more sound speeches they would be put in the second line or in the inside page.
Through those media, (Anwar) would slander some leaders until they are not given the chance to defend themselves. An example of their victim was Rahim Tamby Chik, although he had never been convicted or sentenced by the Court, Rahim was clearly accused of corruption and engaging in sexual relations with underage girls.
33. Flat Forehead
If we look closely, Anwar's forehead is obviously flat. According to Feng Shui experts, people with flat forehead will not become a great leader or number one leader.
The book Waves written by Anwar describes himself as continually living in waves.
35. The Drop of the Ringgit
Before Anwar became Finance Minister, our ringgit value was RM2.20 compared to US$1.00. But now our position remains static at RM3.90 compared to US$1.00 As a result, cost of household products had risen to 60%. Actually Anwar's appointment as Chairman of IMF Development could influence the rise of the ringgit value but it has dropped.
36. State's Loss
The economic crisis continues until now because of the loss suffered by Bank Negara from RM10.1 billion to RM12.8 billion. The Bank Negara should not indulge in gambling (currency trading) but should safeguard the country's reserves. The Bank Negara has been classed as 'big bully' in the foreign exchange market until it suffers a big loss. As a result investors of foreign exchange from Europe and the US became spiteful of Malaysia's role and they reacted by attacking Malaysia's currency. Nevertheless as Finance Minister, Anwar was only capable of telling the people that we suffered a loss only on paper. This is the standard of our Finance Minister, one who has never involved in the economic sector but given financial duties, will result in further damage to the state's finance.
Anwar Ibrahim only holds an Arts qualification in Malay Literature from Universiti Malaya. Even so, he did not pass his first year. He does not have any knowledge in trade and economy that would enable him to protect and manage the country's finance.
From a family that is not well off Mr Ibrahim can now marry another wife. If both wives did not give their consent, he can go to Thailand - follow Anwar's style. Rani, Anwar's brother was a bankrupt once but now he is very rich, always going out with Ku Yah. Wan Ismail, Anwar's father-in-law who wanted to shoot Anwar for eloping with Azizah, has now become obsequious to his beloved son-in-law. Wan Ismail also obtained a big reward with 30 million shares worth RM90 million.
39. Has No Limit
Imagine if Anwar becomes Prime Minister one day? He will not only bring Malaysia to poverty and his family becomes rich but Anwar's greed has no limit. All the buttocks of teenagers will be molested. Minister of Youth and Sports has to come up with a weekly list, providing pretty teenagers or Anwar's consumption. All the present Ministers will be sacked. Whoever offers his buttocks will become a Minister. Syed Hussein Al Attas (the writer who is not a professor) would never accept a post from Anwar because he is not a homosexual, and also not a man who goes after another man's wife. Syed Hussein also has his own morals. Others are not like him when money is offered. They will just do it.
40. Lot's Tribe
According to Buletin Utama news, in this city at present, there are 20,000 men who are involved in homosexual activities. The number increases from time to time and it is feared that the city will turn into Sodom village in Palestine where almost all the people practised homosexuality. This tribe of Prophet Lot did not heed the Prophet's admonition that their action was cursed by God. Finally God destroyed the whole of Sodom and killed almost all depraved men except Prophet Lot and some followers who kept their faith. We fear that if the number of these homosexuals grows bigger and cannot be controlled God would curse and destroy the people. What is perplexing is that it is not as if there weren't any beautiful women in Sodom, but the men kept looking for other men. Anwar's speciality is that he is a bisexual, much better than Lot's tribe.
41. Unpopular With the People
With his scandal with another man's wife, homosexuality, corruption, abuse of power, a puppet to the US, hiding behind the mask of Islam and so on, Anwar has become unpopular and will cause havoc not only to UMNO members but also to all Malaysians.
42. Malays Became Poor
Before Anwar became Finance Minister, many Malays enjoy wealth and comforts. But when Anwar replaced Daim Zainuddin, Malays became poor. For five years they have been waiting patiently for the economic situation to recover but the sustenance they have been waiting for has yet to come. The longer Anwar become Finance Minister, Malays will become poor. The rich will become richer including Anwar's family.
43. The country's Future Is Bleak
Malaysia is known worldwide because of the popularity of its Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In a short time Malaysia will shift from the Third World to an advanced country. The concept of Vision 2020 will make Malaysia an advanced country with a prosperous and harmonious people. Can our dreams be achieved if Anwar Ibrahim becomes the Prime Minister? Many predict that the country's future will be bleak under Anwar Ibrahim.
In this economic decline, Anwar is still capable of running his political strategy to remain in power with the agenda of toppling Dr Mahathir. Anwar wants all his generals and lieutenants to contest as Head, Deputy, Vice Head, Exco members, Head of Youth and Head of UMNO Wanita at the division level recently. Unfortunately Anwar's strategy was in vain because of several rules of UMNO Executive Council. Hence, many holding important appointments in division are not among Anwar's supporters. If Anwar's strategy had succeeded (before the Executive Council regulations) he would want to oppose Dr Mahathir in the 1999 election. Anwar wants to knock out Dr Mahathir in his hands.
45. Spread Money
Because of the wealth owned by Anwar and his people, every candidate who supports him in division level election will certainly win. In the election of Division Head of UMNO Langkawi in 1995, Anwar's people spread money freely merely to rob Sanusi Junid from a certain victory. The strong influence of money caused Sanusi to lose in the hands of Abu Bakar Taib, Member of Parliament of Langkawi. The same happened in Malacca recently, because of money politics, Rahim Tamby Chik lost his election for the post of Division Head of UMNO Malacca.
46. Eating while Squatting, Eating With Chopstick
The Malay etiquette is based on Islamic etiquette. The struggle for Islam was the basis of Anwar's struggle when he was in ABIM. But when he became Minister, the etiquette that he had been holding all these while suddenly disappeared. Anwar had been photographed eating while squatting in public and eating with chopsticks in front of the Prime Minister.
47. The Formation of M-Ten
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir had been too lenient with Anwar although Anwar is willing to step on his head. Dr Mahathir had been looking for ways on how to control the state's finance so that its budget can be arranged and not be spent wastefully by Anwar. Hence Dr Mahathir has set up the National Economic Action Council (M-Ten) where Daim Zainuddin is the Executive Director.
48. A Blow to Anwar
Actually Anwar should realise that the formation of M-Ten is a big blow to him because his credibility in running the country's finance has been doubted. If Anwar is wise and has a high moral, he should step down as Finance Minister.
The unity of UMNO and the Malays which has all along been good and stable will be destroyed if Anwar is still elected as the Prime Minister replacing Dr Mahathir. This is based on facts that have been presented in this book.
Finally the will from Haji Sulaiman Palestine to Dr Mahathir before he died. Anwar had learnt a lot from the late Haji Sulaiman, his uncle. Haji Sulaiman who was an UMNO veteran knew many secrets and weaknesses of Anwar. Because of that he had left a will stating that Dr Mahathir should not choose Anwar as Prime Minister because UMNO would shatter. Dr Mahathir had been advised by him to choose Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as Prime Minister if he wants to see UMNO safe.
UMMI HAFILDA'S LETTER TO PM MAHATHIR
She writes on behalf of Norlia Bte Ali, Intan, Dawini Bte Ali and Mohd Azman Bin Ali to complain about the Deputy PM's misconduct. The letter was attached with relevant documents for Mahathir's evaluation.
It was found that Anwar is a homosexual through the confession of his former driver, Azizan Abu Bakar who is now working as a driver for Mohd Azmin Bin Ali.
Anwar had an affair with Shamsidar Taharin, the wife of his personal secretary, Mohd Azmin Bin Ali.
He slandered Ummi Hafilda (sister to Mohd Azmin Ali) that she had a crush on him as evidenced through her love letters sent to him.
Betrayed his own personal assistant by his scandal with Shamsidar without the husband's knowledge.
He insulted and humiliated the whole family of Mohd Azmin Bin Ali.
He abused his power to cover up all the lies and immoral deeds that he had committed.
He made fun of Islam by reading Friday sermons in mosques to give the impression that he is a devout Muslim who champions Islam.
He has shaken the credibility of UMNO's leadership by his shameful and greedy conduct without thinking of the implication to the development of the ummah and the country.
REASONS FOR SUBMITTING THE REPORT
Seven reasons were given for submitting the report. Among other things, to ask the PM to investigate this complain, protect the victim's family as well as to expose and punish Anwar for his misconduct if he is found guilty.
COMPLETE REPORT ON ANWAR'S MISCONDUCT
Details of Anwar's telephone conversation with Ummi on 9 June 1997 were transcribed to show that he had wanted to talk to Shamsidar but Ummi had picked up the telephone instead. Anwar usually called Shamsidar when her husband was fast asleep. This was revealed and testified by Aton, (the housemaid who has been working with Azmin for eight years).
Ummi claims that Shamsidar often says that Anwar is her lover and that her youngest daughter Afifa is Anwar's child. This prompted her and the family to investigate the matter.
REGARDING THE DRIVER'S HONESTY AND SINCERITY
Azizan Abu Bakar, Shamsidar Taharin's driver came to Ummi's office on 19 June 1997 to expose his employer's secret. Their conversation that lasted about 2 hours revolved around Shamsidar's infidelity to Azmin.
MODUS OPERANDI BETWEEN ANWAR-SHAMSIDAR-DATO' NALA
Azizan would drive Shamsidar to Cafe Guana at Bangsar Shopping Complex whenever the meeting took place. Anwar would pick her up in a luxury car Dalmier WBV 37 that is said to belong to Dato' Nala (Executive Director of Magnum Corporation). Together they would proceed to Trivoli Villa in Bangsar for two to three hours. The time would be around 5.30 pm and usually on Wednesdays.
Anwar often told his police escort that he wanted to play tennis with Nala at Bukit Kiara. His escorts were prohibited from joining them. This went on for a long time without Azmin's knowledge.
EVIDENCE OF MEETING
Azizan recorded every meeting between them in his diary and is willing to personally hand in the document to PM Mahathir for investigation purposes.
ON AZIZAN BECOMING A VICTIM OF ANWAR'S HOMOSEXUALITY
Azizan was the former driver to Anwar's wife, Datin Seri Azizah for four years.
He has no motive to topple Anwar but more because of his sympathy for Mohamed Azmin Ali, whom he considered too kind and trustworthy of his wife and boss.
He told Ummi that he resigned because he was too pressurised, angry and humiliated by Anwar's conduct.
INCIDENT ON 30 JUNE 1997 AT 5.35 PM (MONDAY)
Ummi received a telephone call at 5 pm from Azizan that Anwar was meeting Shamsidar at Bangsar Shopping Complex. Ummi followed Anwar and Shamsidar who proceeded to Trivolli Villa without their knowledge. Ummi was accompanied by Mohammad Azman Ali, Zamarah Lajis, Normala and Azizan Abu Bakar. Anwar and Shamsidar came out of Trivoli Villa at 7.40 pm in the same Daimler and Shamsidar alighted at Bangsar Shopping Complex where Azizan
waited for her.
ON POLICE THREATS
On 10 July 1997, Ummi talked over the telephone with Anwar's ADC, Zul Aznam at 8.15 pm, who subtly warned her to keep this matter closed and not to tell it to anybody including her parents. After the spying incident, several accusations were directed against Ummi to cover Anwar's misdeeds. Among other things, she was accused of slandering Anwar through a poison letter that was sent to Anwar's wife, Datin Seri Azizah and his sister Hajah Halijah.
Anwar Ibrahim also accused Ummi of having a soft spot for him through his speech with Datuk Seri Megat Junid on 2 August 1997 where he said that Ummi wanted to create a scene because her love for him was unrequited for two years. Ummi denied having written any love letters to Anwar and feared that if Anwar could create a story about love letters that never exist, he could trap her with his position and power.
ON ANWAR MAKING A TELEPHONE CALL TO AZIZAN
Anwar had called Azizan on 13 July 1997 after the spread of the poison letter and asked Azizan to cooperate by denying all accusations if Azmin wants to meet him face to face.
AZIZAN'S SWORN CONFESSION
In the name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful.
I, AZIZAN BIN ABU BAKAR, I/C 5980324 herewith swear that I had been a victim of homosexual relation with Anwar Ibrahim who is now holding the post of Deputy Prime Minister.
This condemned act had been committed for several times around 1992 without my consent. It often happened in luxury hotels like PJ Hilton, Hyatt Saujana and Holiday Villa without his wife's or anybody's knowledge.
For your information, I am the former chauffeur to his wife, Datin Seri Wan Azizah.
Throughout working under Azizah and Anwar, I was often called to commit the accursed deed although for several times I tried to reject it. His ravenousness suggests that he can be considered a chronic case until I felt pressurised spiritually and mentally. Guilt finally overcame me every time I saw Datin Seri Wan Azizah who is so virtuous.
Eventually I decided to stop from continually becoming the slave of Anwar Ibrahim's homosexuality.
Once again in the name of God the Al-Knowing, I swear that I am making this confession without any ulterior motive whether personally or politically to topple him. This confession is made based on my awareness and the desire to uphold the truth in order to save oppressed victims like me. I don't mind to be called to explain the situation in details. Finally I hope the relevant authorities will take this view seriously so that this leader may be punished accordingly for the sake of goodness and as a lesson for other leaders. In the name of Allah, once again I, Azizan Bin Abu Bakar swear that all the above statements were made with my consent without any instigation, demand and pressure from any parties.
Everything is true for the sake of protecting my race and country. Amin.
54 Jln Bersatu 1
Taman Bersatu 48000 Rawang
5 Aug 1997.
LETTER SENT TO THE PRIME MINISTER
This chapter reveals how Ummi Hafilda and Azizan were forced by the police to sign documents that stated they knew nothing about Anwar Ibrahim's scandal. Under the threat of 2-year detention by ISA, both signed two letters of confession that were then shown to PM Mahathir.
Under duress, Ummi signed a letter stating that she would not bring up this issue in future while Azizan was forced to confess that he knew nothing about the alleged scandal. Mahathir used this evidence to answer questions posed by reporters about Anwar's scandal. As such, Anwar's alleged misconduct was covered up.
SET UP AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION BODY TO INVESTIGATE ANWAR INBRAHIM'S BISEXUAL SCANDAL
Jafri wants the government to investigate Anwar's sexual misconduct through an independent investigation body. He suggests that Anwar should resign from his post to allow an investigation to be carried out, like what Rahim Tamby Chik had done to prove his innocence.
Jafri also cited the case of Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, whose sex scandal with a Chinese diplomat had tarnished the Japanese government's image.
PROPHET LOT'S TRIBE RECEIVED GOD'S CURSE
This chapter is basically a narrative on Prophet Lot's struggle in Sodom to spread God's message that homosexuality and lesbianism is wrong. According to the narrative, the people of Sodom faced destruction through a major earthquake when they did not heed Prophet's Lot's teachings.
MAN AND MORAL BY PROF DR HARON DIN
An essay by distinguished Malaysian ulama Prof Dr Haron Din, discussing morality from the Islamic perspective.
ANWAR BECAME POPULAR WHEN ARRESTED BY ISA
When Anwar Ibrahim was detained under ISA on 3 December 1974 for opposing the government by joining a demonstration on the Baling issue, he became the hero of Malaysian Islamic Youth Front (ABIM). Many sympathetic leaders urged the government to free Anwar. The longer Anwar stayed in detention, the more popular he became outside. After 21 months in detention, the government finally released him. "I was actively and consciously accused of toppling the government. Undeniably among those who could think, that accusation was false, merely a fabrication and was motivated by personal ploy in narrow-minded politics," said Anwar who was also President of ABIM, to the media when he was released.
UNTIL WHEN ANWAR WILL REMAIN IN PRISON by Ibrahim Ali
This essay by Ibrahim Ali was published in Sarina magazine, October 1976. Ibrahim urged the government to release Anwar and commented that Anwar had contributed a lot to the government's efforts in combating communism.
ANWAR'S DETENTION WAS DUE TO SLANDER by Yahaya Ismail
This essay appeared in Sarina, November 1976. Yahaya claimed that Anwar's arrest was unreasonable because Anwar was in fact a sincere champion of Islam. Yahaya suggested that there might be some communist parties that slandered Anwar because they did not want to see the rise of a leader who is pro-Islam.
A PIOUS ACADEMICIAN
This is a ten-question interview with Anwar published in Sarina, November 1976 after his release from jail. Anwar revealed that he was arrested unfairly as he never had the intention to topple the government. In this extract, he also revealed his mission and plans for greater implementation of Islamic principles in schools. One of his aims was to produce pious intellectuals. Anwar assured that ABIM would not associate itself with any political parties.